Chapter 8. Working with Data in Flex
No matter what kind of application you're building, you will almost certainly be working with data, and the more help you get in the form of tools and APIs, the better it is for building the application. You will often need tools to find, replace, bind, store, and access data—and the good news is that Flex provides all the tools you need.
In this chapter we'll explore the Flex data tools you'll want to use. I'll show you the process of working with data, starting from structure and representation within components using collections and data providers, and finishing with particulars of how to load data from an external source.
Flex provides a number of ways to access remote data, but it is better to first of all ...